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Session 91

Racing driver Niki Lauda has died. Catherine and Dan teach you the language the media is using to discuss this story.

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News Review

Niki Lauda dies

Austrian racing driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70.

Language challenge

Someone who willingly and confidently takes risks can be described as:

a) meek
b) impudent
c) audacious

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The story

One of the best-known figures in motor racing, the three-times Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda, has died at the age of 70. He's remembered most for his audacious recovery from a near-fatal crash at the German Grand Prix in 1976, in which he sustained major burns.

Key words and phrases

unusual and worth mentioning
• By a remarkable coincidence, Dan found a map when he was totally lost!
• Albert Einstein was remarkable for his high intelligence.

made (a) comeback
successfully returned to an activity or position of status
• After three years away, Muhammad Ali made a spectacular boxing comeback.
• Catherine's hoping that cowboy boots will soon be making a comeback.

hits (a) snag
encounters an unexpected problem
• Every time I load the programme, it hits a snag. Can you call I.T. please?
• At the meeting, they identified several snags in their sales strategy.

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

News Review quiz

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Language challenge - answer

c) audacious


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